Alessandro Nivola, right, as Dickie Moltisanti in ’The Many Saints of Newark’ (photo: HBO)
Arts & CultureFilm
John Anderson
When it comes to their religion, the criminals embrace the rituals and ignore the meaning.
Michael J. O’Loughlin
“The Eucharist should not in any way become a weapon,” Cardinal Peter Turkson said in response to a question about a document U.S. bishops are drafting about Communion.
Politics & SocietyNews
Jim Salter - Associated Press
Pope Francis has joined the chorus of people calling on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to grant clemency to a death row inmate who is set to be executed for killing three people during a 1994 convenience store robbery.
Politics & SocietyNews
Associated Press
An independent commission examining sex abuse within the Roman Catholic Church in France believes 3,000 child abusers—two-thirds of them priests—have worked in the church over the past 70 years.
Politics & SocietyFaith
Jim McDermott
On this feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we take a moment to give praise to God for some of our siblings now forever gone from this planet, and to try and deepen our union with all of God’s creation.
Under an overcast sky, protesters with large signs, including one that says "Homosexual Priests Bishops & Cardinals Go to Hell!"
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
Michigan-based St. Michael’s Media, also known as Church Militant, has challenged the city’s ruling in federal court, saying its First Amendment rights are being denied.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In an unprecedented response to the “grave threat” facing all peoples worldwide from climate change, Pope Francis and some 40 faith leaders have joined in an appeal for urgent action.
Arts & CultureShort Take
James T. Keane
Yes, the Fighting Irish are undefeated. Yes, they have beaten several very good teams. Yes, their opponent this weekend, Cincinnati, is the only currently nationally-ranked team left on their schedule. Who are we kidding? Notre Dame is doomed.
In this March 30, 2021, file photo, anti-abortion rights demonstrators gather in the rotunda at the Capitol while the Senate debated anti-abortion bills in Austin, Texas. Young people on social media have found a way to protest Texas' new law banning most abortions by focusing on a website established by the state's largest anti-abortion group that takes in tips on violations. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Ellen K. Boegel
The Texas Heartbeat Act is an extraordinary departure from legal norms. The law empowers “any person,” other than a government official, to sue everyone involved in performing an abortion after the detection of fetal “cardiac activity.”
Arts & CultureIdeas
Tim J. Myers
Even those who prefer traditional church art can feel their hearts beat faster at a new presentation of the divine.
Gloria Purvis
It is terrible to cooperate with the devil. Every person with any influence whatsoever must pause and seriously consider how they have spoken about the Vicar of Jesus Christ.
Arts & CultureBooks
Robert Rubsam
From a vision in a chapel to a man washing his enemy's feet, 'Crossroads' shows snapshots of religion in everyday life.
Photo: iStock
FaithFaith and Reason
Adam A.J. Deville
If we can treat others and their ideas with such humility and gratitude, the only thing we will ever want to cancel will be our pride.
Are the voices of women being heard at the highest levels of the church? Do they feel empowered—or limited by the “stain-glassed ceiling”?
Arts & CultureMusic
Mary Grace Mangano
On their last two albums, the Killers continue to circle around faith and eventually grasp it—if not in completely solid form.
Arts & CultureOf Many Things
James T. Keane
Twice a year we publish an extra issue of America dedicated to books and all things literary; one in planting season and one at harvest time.
Arts & CultureLast Take
Elizabeth Beckwith
I have spent my entire career attempting to pay homage to (and in a deeper sense, to keep alive) all the incredible characters of my Catholic-kid-in-Las Vegas life.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Gerald McCarthy
This man, this woman are the city
Arts & CulturePoetry
Ilya Bernstein
To hear what sirens was Jesus Christ nailed to a tree, unable to move?
Arts & CultureBooks
Eileen Markey
Angel Garcia tells the story of the Rev. Neil Connolly, a priest with a deep faith in his parishioners, who carried their faith from the mountains of Puerto Rico to the streets of the Bronx.